Media releases


New loss carry back measures passed by Parliament

More than 110,000 Australian companies will now be able to benefit from a new tax break after the passage of legislation through the Parliament.

New analysis shows benefits of Gillard Government's superannuation reforms

Millions of hard-working Australians will benefit from the Gillard Government's superannuation reforms, with new analysis showing the gains for workers across each industry.

Funding details for all Queensland school sectors released

Today the Gillard Government released new figures that confirm increases in the overall funding allocations for every school, in every schooling sector, in Queensland over the next six years.

Parliamentary Budget Office amendments pass the Senate

The Gillard Government has welcomed today's passage of amendments to Parliamentary Budget Office legislation through the Parliament.

The Gillard Government welcomes automatic tax information sharing by G8 tax authorities

The Gillard Government welcomes the commitment by the Group of Eight overnight to a new global standard for tax information exchange.

Small businesses have 13 days to benefit from new tax reforms this financial year

Australia's 3.2 million small businesses have 13 days left this financial year to make investments in their business that will enable them to access generous tax deductions introduced by the Gil

Queensland's opportunity on world stage as Australia hosts G20 2014

The Gillard Government is pleased to announce the appointment of high level representatives from Queensland's business, community and government sectors to the Queensland 20 (Q20).

New figures detail extra funding for Queensland government schools

New figures released by the Gillard Government today have confirmed that every single government school in Queensland will receive extra funding over the next six years, under our new and fairer

National Accounts - March Quarter 2013

Today's National Accounts highlight the resilience of our economy in the face of difficult conditions abroad and big economic transitions here at home.

Newman in $3 billion QLD budget disaster funding fudge

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and Treasurer Tim Nicholls has been caught fudging the numbers in today's State Budget, overstating disaster funding being provided by the Queensland Government

Coalition votes against tax breaks for business

Over 110,000 Australian companies are closer to benefitting from new tax breaks after legislation for a loss carry-back initiative passed the House of Representatives last night, despite the Coa

OECD Economic Outlook 93 - May 2013

The OECD has endorsed the Gillard Government's fiscal strategy in its latest Economic Outlook and expects the Australian economy to outperform in the face of a fragile and uneven global recovery

More super for more Australians

Australians will be able to see for themselves how they will benefit from the Gillard Government's superannuation reforms through updates to the More Super w

Liberals refuse to back important DisabilityCare funding

Despite promising to back savings measures that fund DisabilityCare Australia, the Opposition Leader has instructed his party room to vote against legislation that would've provided around $1.3

Liberals' $1 billion hit to mortgage holders and small business owners

Families and small business owners will be hit with $1 billion a year in higher interest rates and charges when banks pass through the cost of the Coalition's paid parental leave tax  – as the Oppo

Federal Budget Delivers DisabilityCare Australia for Victorians

People with disability, their families and carers came together in Melbourne today to celebrate DisabilityCare Australia, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, being rolled out across Victor

Tony Abbott's superannuation cuts to hit more than 1.4 million Queenslanders

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has committed to mindlessly rip away superannuation from the pockets of working people in Queensland.

Funding for Brisbane's Cross River Rail secured in Budget

Today I joined Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese, Member for Griffith Kevin Rudd, Member for Moreton Graham Perrett and ALP Candidate for Brisbane Fiona McNamara to out

Medicare Levy increase to fund DisabilityCare Australia passes the Parliament

DisabilityCare Australia now has a strong and stable funding stream, after legislation that provides for a half a percentage point increase in the Medicare levy passed the Parliament.

Review shows the Household Assistance package is working

A review of the Gillard Government's Household Assistance Package has found it has helped millions of Australian households keep up with their bills and meet the modest impacts of the carbon pri